Children's Hospital of Alabama at UAB

Rankings

Pediatrics: Nephrology

best Rank in This Specialty
#26
Overall Score in This Specialty
69.9 / 100

Reputation with specialists

% of doctors in this specialty responding to surveys in 2012, 2013 and 2014 who named hospital as among best for very challenging patients.

Modest

25

Score: 2.6%

Modest: 0.1%-​2.9%

Survival after kidney transplant

Functioning kidneys and surviving recipients at one and three years.

Very high

100

Score: 24

Very high: 23 or 24 out of 24

Managing dialysis patients

Reflects relative percentage of patients on dialysis in past two years with satisfactory lab tests.

Very good

75

Score: 17

Very good: 17 or 18 out of 20

Preventing biopsy complications

Reflects % of patients who did not have complications after kidney biopsy.

High

100

Score: 3

High: 3 out of 3

Use of infection-preventing measures

Success in minimizing infections through hand hygiene, vaccination and other proven measures.

Very good

75

Score: 42

Very good: 37 to 42 out of 46

Prevention of ICU infections

Success in minimizing central-line bloodstream infections and urinary tract infections in all ICU patients.

Significant

50

Score: 7

Significant: 5 to 8 out of 10

Prevention of dialysis-related infections

Success in minimizing such infections.

High

75

Score: 9

High: 8 to 10 out of 12

Prevention of pressure ulcers

Success at minimizing skin breakdown due to weight, dressings, prolonged bed rest and other factors.

Modest

25

Score: 1

Modest: 1 out of 3

Patient volume

Relative number of patients in past year with specified disorders.

High

75

Score: 31

High: 27 to 34 out of 36

Catheter procedure volume

Reflects relative number of dialysis catheters placed in past two years.

Average

50

Score: 6

Average: 6 to 10 out of 15

Dialysis volume

Relative volume of patients from birth to age 5 and age 5 to age 19 who received dialysis in past two years.

High

75

Score: 13

High: 12, 13 or 14 out of 18

Kidney biopsy volume

Relative volume of kidney biopsies in past two years.

Very high

100

Score: 9

Very high: 8 or 9 out of 9

Kidney transplant volume

Relative volume of deceased-donor and living-donor kidney transplants in past two years.

Very high

100

Score: 5

Very high: 5 or 6 out of 6

Nursing intensity

Balance of fulltime R.N.'s to average daily number of inpatients; a higher ratio means more nursing care.

Good

75

Score: 2.7

Good: 2.6-​3.0

Nurse Magnet recognition

Certified for high nursing standards by American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Commitment to best practices

Such as participating in interdiscliplinary conferences in renal pathology.

Superior

100

Score: 30

Superior: 26 to 30 out of 30

Transplants to dialysis patients

Percentage of dialysis patients who received a kidney transplant.

Very high

100

Score: 10

Very high: 10 to 12 out of 12

Advanced clinical services

Such as kidney transplant program recognized by United Network for Organ Transplantation.

All

100

Score: 12

All: 11, 12 or 13 out of 13

Clinical support services

Such as pediatric ICU.

All

100

Score: 9

All: 9 out of 9

Advanced technologies

PET or PET/CT scanner.

All

100

Score: 1

All: 1 out of 1

Patient and family services

Such as a family resource center, family support specialists and pediatric psychologists.

All

100

Score: 12

All: 12 out of 12

Steps to engage families

Such as a parent advisory committee that meets frequently.

Superior

100

Score: 7

Superior: 7 out of 7

Commitment to quality improvement

Such as collecting and analyzing data to improve quality of care.

Superior

100

Score: 14

Superior: 13, 14 or 15 out of 15

Adoption of health information technology

Use of electronic medical records and computerized physician order entry to improve patient safety and care.

Superior

100

Score: 10

Superior: 10 out of 10

Fulltime subspecialists available

Such as pediatric nephrologists.

Superior

100

Score: 8

Superior: 8 out of 8

Active fellowship program

To provide advanced training in pediatric nephrology.

1 of 2

Score: 1

One program

Commitment to clinical research

Active participation in clinical trials and bench-to-bedside research.

Superior

100

Score: 9

Superior: 8 or 9 out of 9


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